I want to stop, but I cannot stop (Ep #40)

Chris shares how what led him to do stupid things for acceptance, to the point where he told himself “I want to stop, but I cannot stop.” From growing up as a biracial kid who never quite fit in, to a free-spirited father who didn’t tell him who he was so that he could stand […]

Missed out dreams

I just watched on CNN how a Chinese company makes millions of dollars by having various stars try clothes on a live stream. The particular star they interviewed does this for 8 hours straight, without a bathroom break! She just has an endless rack of clothes that she goes through until she runs out of […]

God, shield me from me (Ep #38)

Sean shares how he finally got to the point of asking “God, shield me from me.” Since nobody modeled for him what being a good husband or a father looks like, he tried to make it to what he thought it should be. Consequently, Sean outlines the sequence of events that led him to buy his […]

A person doesn’t backslide overnight (Ep #37)

Sean shares by his example of how a person doesn’t backslide overnight. Even though his mother prayed to the point of bloodshed eyes, he never developed a personal relationship with Christ. Sean shares how not having a dad speaking into his life made him wrestle with his identity. It was only in the Navy when […]

Grief is love with no place to go (Ep #36)

Andrew shares how he learned that grief is love with no place to go. Autistic kids have very specialized interests, which may seem odd to people but may turn into great careers. Now that he learned to channel his passions, Andrew is traveling with SkillCorps to Prague. He will bring evidence-based practices to the local […]

Finding the energy to press on (Ep #35)

Andrew shares personal lessons learned on finding the energy to press on. Particularly when he lost contact with the person he learned French for and left his job. Andrew decided to continue to try new things not because they are easy, but because they are hard. That’s what gave him the courage to apply for […]

Fear of significance

At my last Fire Team meeting one of the members identified fear of significance as an obstacle to taking action. This is an interesting one, because how do I reconcile the fear of significance with “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.” Mark 9:35 I think […]

Criticism kills the spirit of our children (Ep #34)

Bill, Trevor and Marek talk about who they became as a result of their dads. We come to a conclusion that criticism kills the spirit of our children. What follows is a discussion of what happens when fathers don’t communicate love to their children and how to break the cycle. We wrap up by thanking […]